What readers think of The Nanny Diaries, plus links to write your own review.

Summary |  Excerpt |  Reading Guide |  Reviews |  Readalikes |  Genres & Themes |  Author Bio

The Nanny Diaries

A Novel

by Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus

The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus X
The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
  • Critics' Opinion:

    Readers' Opinion:

  • First Published:
    Feb 2002, 352 pages
    Paperback:
    Mar 2003, 352 pages

    Genres

  • Rate this book


Buy This Book

About this Book

Reviews

Page 1 of 4
There are currently 32 reader reviews for The Nanny Diaries
Order Reviews by:

Write your own review!

ROSIE FOFO

LALA
a hilarious book..for kids of 15 and up.
fawnabelle

I LOVED this book and finished it within a day. It's one of those books that you can't put down until the end. I love the characters ( espically the Harvard Hottie). I realy want them to write a sqeul if anyone knows that they have or plan to please write it in your review THANX!
Sherri

I was trying to send this directly to the authors but was unable to find a website. With the popularity of the book, I can understand why.

I had just finished "The Devil Wears Prada" when my sister handed me "The Nanny Diaries" I understand why they called it a novel, although no one with a brain will believe that. I had an experience with a famous, powerful woman that was horrific and wrote an essay about it, changing the names of course. It's posted at an online magazine,called Writershood and will be there till the end of the month, then archived. It's called "The Light" if you want to read it, and my name is Sherri Silesky. It's short, and they put it in nonfiction, but as I said, the names were changed.

I must say, the character had more inner strength than I have, especially at the end. I would have stolen something worth the money they owed me. But that's me. Of course, I'm older now...at 23 maybe I would have done the same.

What I wanted to say is this: as funny as it was, it made me cringe, it almost made me cry. For all the Grayers of the world, who must endure what amounts to child abuse at the hands of the self absorved, idle rich. Mrs. X, Ms. Chicago and Mr. X are all abusers. I wish that someone, somewhere, someday, reports their actions and inactions to child welfare. Not that it would matter. But at least Grayer would know that someone stood up for him.

He will anyway. He will remember the one person who loved him unconditionally, cared for him as if he were her own child, taught him the important things in life and gave him the self confidence he will surely need. It's too bad that Mrs X fixed it so he will think he had been abandoned once more...by all his caregivers. Once he starts therapy, which he will surely need, unless of course he ends up a rapist or murderer, targeting woman who remind him of his mother, he will surely recall Nanny.

Congrats on a great book, but more important, congrats to you for your self control. I believe every single word of it as truth...although I have never been around that kind of wealth, it's not hard to believe.

At least "The Devil Wears Prada" was about adults. Yes, there was a child in it who was probably also abused and neglected (I don't mean abused as in beaten, obviously), it was easier to take because it didn't directly involve an injured child. That just makes my heart weep.

Good luck to you both on future projects!!
Stephanie

I don't like to read books, but when I was stuck at an airport, this one shined on the shelves. Nan has an awesome sense of humor with loaded sarcasm. This book kept me interested from one page to the next. I would reccomend this book to anyone. For all those who rated "1," please read above where nationally acclaimed sources have given this book rave reviews. Much kudos to Emma and Nicola!
Lacy Barnett

I have only gotten to read the excerpt so far, but from what I can tell, I am going to be thoroughly pleased with this book.
Jesseca

I couldn't put the book down. The ending was a little disapointing, but other than that it was a great read.
4 me 2 know

Gret book. Icould not put it down. I really relate because i'm a nanny. and it tells tthe truth
KatieQT

I finished this book in about two days. I've since read it 5 times! I can't remember the last time a book affected me the way this one did. I was never a nanny and I am not yet a mother, but I felt that I really related to Nanny. Living in a wealthy suburb of NYC, I've also run into my fair share of Mrs Xs. I can not fathom what makes these women think that they deserve to act the way that they do. And I certainly can not fathom what makes them think that their children are just more accessories, used when its convenient and ignored at all other times.

I hope that the authors write some kind of sequel to The Nanny Diaries, I would love to see what happend between Nanny and HH or to see what happens to the Xs.

One-Month Free

Discover books that
entertain, engage & enlighten.

Find out more

Editor's Choice

  • Book Jacket: Hummingbird Salamander
    Hummingbird Salamander
    by Jeff VanderMeer
    In Hummingbird Salamander, Jeff VanderMeer weaves cybersecurity, bioterrorism, wildlife trafficking ...
  • Book Jacket: The Women of Chateau Lafayette
    The Women of Chateau Lafayette
    by Stephanie Dray
    The Women of Chateau Lafayette, Stephanie Dray's latest work of historical fiction, revolves around ...
  • Book Jacket: Windhall
    Windhall
    by Ava Barry
    Ava Barry's debut mystery novel Windhall is centered around the salacious murder of a starlet named ...
  • Book Jacket: Libertie
    Libertie
    by Kaitlyn Greenidge
    Kaitlyn Greenidge burst onto the literary scene in 2016 with her award-winning novel, We Love You, ...

Readers Recommend

  • Book Jacket

    The Widow Queen
    by Elzbieta Cherezinska

    The epic story of an 11th century Polish queen whose life and name were all but forgotten until now.

    Reader Reviews
  • Book Jacket

    The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman
    by Julietta Henderson

    A charming, uplifting debut about a mother and her 12-year-old son, an aspiring comedian.

    Reader Reviews
Book Club Discussion
Book Jacket
Miss Austen
by Gill Hornby
A witty, poignant novel about Cassandra Austen and her famous sister, Jane.
Win This Book!
Win The Beauty of Your Face

A New York Times Notable Book of 2020

"Stunning.… A timely family saga with faith and forgiveness at its core."
Marie Claire

Enter

Wordplay

Solve this clue:

It's N S O M N

and be entered to win..

Books that     
entertain,
     engage

 & enlighten

Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only.

Join Today!

Your guide toexceptional          books

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction—books that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.